Conservation Science

The major objectives of conservation science are the study of all aspects of the manufacture, decay, preservation and access of objects of art and culture. Expressed by Jan Wouters in his text " Protecting Cultural Heritage", we take these as our own objectives in pursuing a PhD in conservation science.

Examples of research projects /areas that have created a high level of innovation are given as examples for PhD thesis, ongoing or already discussed (by chronological order, from antiquity to contemporary creation):

Archaeometric studies
Historic dyes, in art and archaeology
The colour of medieval illuminations
Medieval stained glass
History, Materials & Techniques of Portuguese painters (1850-1918)
Conservation of Contemporary Art: documentation, preservation and access
Biodeterioration and Cultural Heritage